The Best Louver Size for Shutters in Jacksonville

Trevis Bruce

There are no lack of choices when it comes to plantation shutters in Jacksonville. Personalize your shutters with options in material (wood, faux wood, or reclaimed wood), paints or stains( bright whites, neutrals, or wood stains), and frames (traditional, Craftsman, or other decorative options). Last but not least, you need to pick the perfect louver size for your windows.

3 Different Sizes Shutters Louvers 

So what’s the perfect louver size for your Jacksonville shutters? Let’s check out your options.

Choices For Shutter Louver Sizes from Sunburst Shutters Jacksonville

For our popular shutters, Polywood® and Ovation® wood shutters alike, we make louver size options in 2½ inches, 3½ inches, and 4½ inches. Also keep in mind that some shutter manufacturers will charge differently for different louver sizes, but Sunburst Shutters Jacksonville won’t!

2 ½ Inch Shutter Louvers

The thinnest louver size for shutters we have. Other window treatment providers in Jacksonville may suggest tinier louvers, even as thin as 1½ inch or less than an inch. However, when you choose the smaller louver, you reduce the allure of shutters, and it can be a lot harder to see between the louvers when they’re open and they are tougher to dust. When you go any smaller than 2½ inches, shutters can also be confused for blinds from a distance, which isn’t what you were going for.

Plantation shutters 

Yet, 2½ inch louvers have a classic, “colonial” look to them. The thinner but still orderly lines of these shutters provide a distinct style to your windows, making them perfect for homes that are in the Colonial Revival style, or similar designs like the American Foursquare.

3 ½ Inch Shutter Louvers

3½ inch shutter louvers are basically the gold standard of plantation shutters. While 4½ inches can be a bit large for some Jacksonville homeowners’ tastes, and 2½ inches can look a little cluttered – this 3½ inch option is a great fit between the two.

Polywood plantation and couch 

3½ inch louvers are also the most versatile style for Jacksonville shutters. No matter the size of your windows, the specialty shape, or any other quirk, the louvers don’t bunch up or appear awkward in comparison. This is essential if you want to put shutters in numerous windows in your home. It improves your home’s flow when your louver sizes are the same, so look at 3½ inch louvers to maximize the benefit of your Jacksonville wood shutters.

4 ½ Inch Shutter Louvers

Our widest louvers clock in at 4½ inches. These louvers help our shutters, whether Polywood faux wood shutters or natural hardwood, stand outl. They also show the most unobstructed view when you open them, since there’s even more space between each louver and fewer louvers overall to get in the way. Fewer louvers also makes maintenance a breeze, with fewer louvers to maintain every time.

Closeup of White Plantation Shutters 

Which Shutter Louver Size Fits Your Home Best?

Basically, you decide which style works with your windows, and which size of shutter louver looks best with your current home decor. To get a better illustration, schedule a free in-home consultation with Sunburst Shutters Jacksonville by calling 904-289-1663 or filling out the form below.